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MUSIC THERAPY

I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE

Music Connects

Music connects our mind, body,

heart and spirit.

Music connects us to each other, to our loved ones, to our community.

Music connects us to our memories, our culture, our history.

Music connects us across cultures, across ages, across abilities.

Music Moves

Music moves our body.

Music moves our motivation.

Music moves us into growth.

Feather Ridge Music Therapy

Is based in the Hutt Valley and I can work with people here or in the greater Wellington area. 

Music Expresses

Music expresses our voice,

our feelings,

our thoughts.

Music expresses our identity.

A Music Therapist

Uses the power of music to assist a person or group of people with their healing and personal growth.   

Music Therapy

Is suitable for people of any age, ability or background and you don't need to be musical to participate in music therapy.

If you would like to see music therapists in action or learn more about music therapy visit the Music Therapy NZ website by clicking here.

HOW CAN MUSIC THERAPY HELP?

Music therapy builds on people's strengths and capabilities. 

It can help people participate in new ways.

People often respond to music when illness, injury or circumstances might otherwise reduce their function or quality of life.

Music stimulates multiple areas of the brain, inviting physical, emotional, cognitive and expressive responses, while accessing memories and developing new skills.

PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Music therapy can help with

body awareness

motor (movement) planning

co-ordination and control

skill development

WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?

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At your first session the music therapist may invite you to

  • Tell them about your musical likes and dislikes

  • Listen to live or recorded music 

  • Play and/or sing with them

  • Discuss your needs and goals

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Other music therapy sessions may involve

  • Singing

  • Playing the piano, guitar, drums or other instruments

  • Exploring song lyrics

  • Exploring the significance and meaning of your music with you

  • Song writing

  • Movement to music

  • Using familiar or unfamiliar music

The therapist will work with you to decide how many music therapy sessions will best meet your needs.